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Last Build Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:07:05 -0800

 



Cervical cancer taking deadlier toll in U.S. than had been thought

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:57:20 -0800

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In the new analysis, the mortality rate for black women was 10.1 per 100,000. For white women, it is 4.7 per 100,000. Previous studies had put those figures at 5.7 and 3.2.



What mackerel and a volcano can tell us about climate change

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:29:06 -0800

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today’s era of global warming? Quite a bit, researchers say. A group of scientists and academics with the University of Massachusetts and other institutions made that assessment while conducting research […]



Sierra Nevada brewery issues 36-state recall of select beers

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:56:09 -0800

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced a recall Sunday of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA’s and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off into the bottle. In a statement Sunday, it said the recall applies to eight different types […]



Company hopes to build pot-friendly RV park in Oregon

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 13:25:08 -0800

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon company wants to build a pot-friendly RV park. A company that supplies warehouse space for marijuana growers is eyeing property near Lake Selmac in Josephine County. The park will be called Smoke on the Water, Grow Condos Chief Executive Officer Wayne Zallen said. If the project moves forward, the […]



Rocky Ford Creek a popular winter fly-fishing spot for big-sized rainbow trout

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:36:22 -0800

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Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: One of the most popular fisheries in the winter in our region is with fly fishers. While all the streams are either closed or choked with ice, Rocky Ford Creek near Ephrata is open for business. The creek is […]



Alcohol at dinner can disrupt sleep; thyme tea might help that cough

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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A reader reports a big improvement in his sleep since he gave up having a glass of wine with dinner. Also discussed are remedies for a lingering cough and for some types of psoriasis.



If someone wants me to change, then should I?

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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Advice columnist Carolyn Hax first asks: Is this something about yourself that you want to change? And can you? Also, a newlywed is deeply offended by in-laws’ slideshows of the bridegroom with previous girlfriends.



Sunday Best: Tracee Ellis Ross

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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The star of “Black-ish” — and recent Golden Globes winner — chooses a playful dress for a daytime event and gets points for coordination.



How smartphone addiction is affecting our physical and mental health

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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The only difference between smartphone addiction and any other is that it’s socially accepted. But that doesn’t mean it’s not detrimental.



Hey, be nice to those traffic flaggers

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Readers rave about acknowledging traffic flaggers, Seattle Seahawks season, 911 caller at fire; rant about stolen garden art, too many charity requests, hit and run, drivers dropping passengers in the street.



Coastal razor clam data still shows beaches are filled with acres of clams to dig

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:08:51 -0800

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If you’re an angler or shellfish gatherer Im sure just like me you like seeing data, and below is a glimpse of what the 2016-17 coastal razor clam season has produced for diggers. Digging will be open Jan. 27 (minus-0.5 feet low tide at 6:26 p.m.) at Copalis; Jan. 28 (-0.6 at 7:01 p.m.) at […]



Washington Sportsmen’s Show comes to Puyallup Fairgrounds beginning Wednesday

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:50:11 -0800

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Many anglers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are making plans to head to the Washington Sportsmen’s Show at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup from Wednesday (Jan. 25) through Sunday (Jan. 29). Check out the latest outdoors gear, electronics or gadgets, and get insight with more than 150 hours of free seminars from fishing, […]



Seattle Boat Show drops anchor starting Friday in Seattle with hundreds of boats and free seminars

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:08:47 -0800

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Oodles of boats will be on display at the upcoming Seattle Boat Show, which pulls up dock-side this Friday (Jan. 29) through Feb. 4 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union in downtown Seattle. The show – celebrating its 70th Anniversary – is the largest show on the West Coast and has hundreds […]



A first day record 156 chinook caught in Roche Harbor Salmon Classic

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:43:10 -0800

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The first day of the Roche Harbor Salmon Derby in the San Juan Islands produced some large sized hatchery chinook. “We weighed in 156 fish (on Friday), and that was the most ever for this derby,” said Tim Flint, a spokesman for the Northwest Marine Trade Association’s Northwest Salmon Derby Series. “We looked back and […]



San Juan Islands in the winter remains focal point for salmon anglers

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:08:27 -0800

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Being flexible during the winter marine chinook salmon fishery is the driving force to a successful outing. Take my experience on two recent fishing trips to northern Puget Sound – postponed twice before we got out on Nov. 16 – and the San Juan Islands – put on hold once in mid-December before finally wetting […]



Johnson & Wales culinary arts museum to close to the public

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:38:03 -0800

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Johnson & Wales University is permanently closing its culinary arts museum to the public. The university announced Thursday that the closure will take effect Feb. 27. It is continuing to digitize the museum’s holdings for research and viewing online . The museum opened in 1989 and is home to more than […]



How to politely dodge a ‘low-key,’ invitation-free wedding

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800

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Advice columnist Carolyn Hax tackles the non-invite invitation: The couple didn’t send wedding invitations, a relative issued details by email, and the ‘low-key’ aspect of it all only confuses someone who wants to decline without giving offense.



Rant & Rave: Lucky to get lost $100 cash back

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Readers rave about return of $100 cash, rant about parking garage changing destination floor names



Winter recreation pays off for Idaho’s Harriman State Park

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0800

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Officials at Harriman, long a popular summer destination, in recent years have turned their focus to winter. They opened the park to the surging sport of fat biking and have begun plowing the main road for easier access to cabin and yurt rentals.



Lots of kokanee to catch in Lake Roosevelt, but deep freeze has made fishing access difficult

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:30:54 -0800

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Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: It has been driving me crazy. I know the big kokanee on Lake Roosevelt are biting, but I can’t get at them. The weather has just been too cold. However, I noticed that the forecast for the 17th is […]